January 2020 Free Swaps!


Happy New Year 2020!! We’ve got some fantastic free swaps this month!  Food/potlucks, women’s clothing swaps in various sizes, family clothing swaps for men/women/kids, a book swap, household stuff swap, and a seed swap to get you thinking about spring gardening! If you have a free swap you’d like to share, please contact me with your information and I’ll add it to our Swap Positive Google Calendar, our Other Swaps page, and in this blog roll – for more information, click here- https://swappositive.wordpress.com/contact/

01/04/20  Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/11/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/11/20 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland, 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

01/11/20 Women’s Size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap, 8:00am-9:00am at the Evergreen Community Church gym 935 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. Contact Swap Hostess Amy Alice for more information at amyalice58@gmail.com

01/12/20 Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOKS The North Portland Free Clothing Exchange is a free community event held quarterly at the Kenton Church on North Lombard Street (in the basement). Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing are exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing and books at this swap. We’re now exchanging books too! Bring your children and grown up books that are in good condition and that you’d be proud to share…and take a few new stories home with you.  https://freeclothingexchange.org/?fbclid=IwAR2dYRBFxz4Nhfj60cjwinWKjw0dILNzNAqRF_uSlT_QpHJVEZfLzfZGmts

01/15/20 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

01/17/20 Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

01/18/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/18/20 All Size/All Age/All Gender Clothing and Holiday Decor Swap 10:30am-1:00 at Gresham Library. Also take part in reusable bag making if you like. Bring all sizes and genders of clothing, as well as holiday decor to swap!  Learn about recycling and food waste prevention. Kids and adults can participate in recycled art projects! Get tips on how to reduce waste with easy at home ideas. Multnomah County Library – Gresham, 385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, OR 97030, USA Sponsored by the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham

01/18/20 Women’s All Size Clothing, Household Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

01/25/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/25/20 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon), All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s annual Seed Swap! If you don’t have seeds to contribute this year, no worries. Our seed swap motto is “Bring what you have and take what you need”. From 10am-11:30am in the Sandy library Community Room, Seedy Sunday is an heirloom seed exchange for everyone. Bring your organic, non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds to share. It is not required that you donate seeds to be able to participate. However, please only take the amount of seeds that you actually will use in your garden so there will be plenty for everyone. Seedy Sunday provides the opportunity to come together and exchange our non-GMO, non-hybrid heritage varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Seedy Sunday Seed Swap takes place annually on the last Sunday in January.  Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd #8040, Sandy, OR 97055. Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.

01/26/20 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping!  For more information, contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

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